5th-grade student sworn in as Oregon's 'Kid Governor'

Dom Peters sworn in as Oregon's first 'kid governor' - Photo courtesy Representative Bill Post

SALEM, Ore. – Fifth-grader Dom Peters was sworn in Monday morning as Oregon’s first “kid governor.”

Peters took the oath of office on the Senate floor alongside several local lawmakers, including Sec. of State Dennis Richardson and Rep. Bill Post (who sent us these photos).

Dom is a student at Willamette Valley Christian School in Brooks.

His peers nominated him for the position, and he is among three finalists selected out of hundreds of nominees.

The “Kid Governor” program is a nationwide civics education effort. Oregon is only the second state to participate.

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